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'I Signed My Death Warrant'


ISBN: 9781856355261

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Eamon de Valera sent Michael Collins to London in October 1921 to negotiate a treaty with the British Empire. The difficult negotiations took eight weeks before the Treaty was signed by Collins, Arthur Griffith and the other delegates in December 1921. 
To Collins, the Treaty was simply the start of a process that, in his eyes, would lead to full independence for what was now the Irish Free State, but there were many in the south who believed that Collins had betrayed the republican movement. 
Just hours after signing the Treaty Collins wrote: 
'Will anyone be satisfied at the bargain? Will anyone? I tell you this early morning I signed my death warrant...'
Eighty five years on from the historic signing of the Treaty, I Signed My Death Warrant is a compelling study of the controversy surrounding the infamous negotiations and the motivations of the two main Irish protagonists, de Valera and Collins.
T. Ryle Dwyer is a historian and journalist. He took his PhD at the University of North Texas and lives in County Kerry. He has written many books, notably on the period of the War of Independence and the Civil War, and on Éamon De Valera and Michael Collins. He is also an expert on relations between Ireland and the Allies during the Second World War. His most recent titles with Mercier Press are: I Signed My Death Warrant - Michael Collins and the Treaty, The Squad, Tans, Terror and Troubles: Kerrys Real Fighting Story and an acclaimed biography of Jack Lynch, Nice Fellow.
Above taken from Mercier Press publications.

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  • Model: BI-800-136
  • Shipping Weight: 300gms
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  • Manufactured by: Mercier Press

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 06 January, 2014.